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A unique hotel in the serene landscape of Swedish Lapland, Arctic Bath is an architectural gem - inspired by nature - that floats in the summer and freezes over in the winter. With a giant ice bath in its centre ringed with saunas and relaxation rooms, this quirky property offers spa-seekers the ultimate arctic getaway.
There are 12 private cabins in total at the hotel - six floating cabins with private access to shore via footbridges and six on land. Complete with minimalist Scandi furnishings, wood-burning stoves to cosy up by, and skylights for romantic night-time Northern lights gazing, the rooms here are designed perfectly to showcase the exceptional environment.
The real highlight here - besides the dreamy surroundings - is the wonderful wellness treatments on offer. When you're not experiencing the jolting thrill of jumping between ice-cold tubs, toasty-warm baths and sweating it out in the saunas, indulge in a soothing massage or - more niche - a 'bespoke crystal healing session'.
Continuing the theme of wellness, the cuisine here - designed around local ingredients - has a real focus on health and nutrition from the menus down to the snacks and smoothies. All in all, a stay here has everything you need to leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and utterly spoilt.
This unusual hotel in Swedish Lapland gives you the chance to enjoy the region throughout the year, with sunbathing and spa treatments in the summer, and sauna and snow pampering during the winter.
Kate L, Original Traveller